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Maximize Cover Crop Benefits

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• By Amanda Huber, Southeast Editor • Cover crops improve soil quality and provide benefits that help create a more sustainable production system for cash crops. Selecting a cover crop depends on the benefits the producer needs. Audrey Gamble, Auburn University professor and Alabama Cooperative Extension soil scientist, says benefits depend on the biomass level provided by the crop. Cover ... Read More »

Farmers learn about soil health at Clemson conference

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Healthy crops begin with healthy soil and researchers with the Clemson University’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program are teaching farmers how they can benefit from keeping their soils fit. The researchers teamed up with other agricultural professionals and farmers who have implemented soil health principles by using cover crops, no-till and livestock integration to hold a conference to teach ... Read More »

MU gains part in $10 million USDA cover crop grant

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Missouri agricultural scientists working in cover crops share in a $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. They will work with colleagues in 30 organizations across the country and around the world. “The five-year project aims to increase crop profitability and sustainability using cover crops and reduced tillage,” says Rob Myers, University of Missouri Extension cover crop specialist. ... Read More »

‘Focus On Cotton’ webinar looks at no-till and cover crops in Texas cotton

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Dr. Paul DeLaune, an associate professor of environmental soil science with Texas A& AgriLife Research in Vernon, Texas, will host a 39-minute webinar titled “Implementing No-till and Cover Crops in Texas Cotton Systems.” During the presentation, he will discuss no-till, cover crops, regenerative agriculture and soil biology. Implementation of conservation practices has typically lagged in cotton compared to other major ... Read More »

July 25 Field Day To Feature Healthy Soils, Sustainable Cotton

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Two farmer-mentors, specialists from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Soil Health Institute will guide growers on July 25 through demonstrations and discussions of ways to improve soil health on Arkansas cotton farms. The Healthy Soils for Sustainable Cotton Farm Field Day in Arkansas will start at 8 a.m. at the Brinkley Convention Center, 1501 Weatherby ... Read More »

Water-Use Efficiency Supports Sustainability

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• By Brent Murphree, Memphis, Tennessee • Throughout the Mid-South, Cotton Incorporated-funded water research is making huge impacts on how cotton farmers manage their irrigated crop. Over the past 30 years, producers have improved irrigation efficiency in cotton 82 percent, according to Field to Market, an alliance of stakeholders that emphasizes sustainable resources across the agricultural supply chain. The Cotton Sustainability ... Read More »

Industry News For October 2018

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University Of Arkansas Cover Crop Fact Sheet Now Available Online Row crop producers wanting to explore cover crops as a way to help save water, manage weeds and improve soil now have the first of a series of fact sheets as a resource, says Trent Roberts, associate professor-soil fertility for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. he Division ... Read More »